Pistachio Nut Oil
Pistachios reputation as free radical fighters and skincare product mainstays is the abundance of phenolic antioxidant compounds. In addition, pistachios contain catechins, plant-based flavanols, which are another type of antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage done to skin cells by free radicals
There are extensive benefits to using pistachio oil in a balanced diet as well, as the oil has been shown to reduce high blood pressure in Type II diabetes patients, lower cholesterol, and promote eye health, among other benefits.
Shifts in blood sugar levels cause the sebaceous glands produce more oils, which lead to eruptions of whiteheads and blackheads, and ultimately, acne, but ingesting pistachios alone won’t produce many of its benefits for skin.
Where pistachio oil really shines is in its antioxidant properties that can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. This “anti-aging” ability is what has made pistachio oil so popular as a key ingredient in many quality skincare products.
When you eat pistachios you probably won’t gain many of their antioxidant properties, and that’s because your body metabolizes the oils and only a very small percentage, perhaps as low as 1% - 3%, reaches the skin. The rest is either absorbed within your body’s organs or excreted.
Topical applications, on the other hand, are placed exactly where they can provide the most benefits. Because of pistachio oil’s emollient abilities, the oil can penetrate different skin layers to impart their antioxidant and vitamin E properties where they can do the most good.
A consistent regimen using quality skincare products that contain pistachio oils and other key ingredients will help to produce smooth, radiant-looking skin. The pistachio benefits for skin are many and will leave you looking more youthful in appearance.
PART USED Nuts
SYNONYMS Pistacia vera L.
COMMON NAMES Pista, Pistachio, Mukulaka
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
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